Motion Picture Purgatory: Endhiran (The Robot)

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Each week it’s an adventure to see exactly what film Trembles has decided to put his unique stamp on, and this time is no different. On tap today we have Endhiran (The Robot), a movie that marked the Indian cinema debut of Stan Winston Studios, who were responsible for the film’s animatronics and visual effects, as well as other artists outside of India. Directed by S. Shankar and produced by Kalanithi Maran, it remains India’s most expensive film to date.

Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi’s fiancée, Sana (Aishwarya Rai), and turns on his creator.

Hasta la Bhaji, baby!

Rick Trembles' Endhiran (The Robot) review

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